A Better Version of the Best Last-Minute Gift

As you sit here and read this post you have exactly four days to finish your holiday shopping. I hate to induce anxiety, but the rubber has hit the road and it is time to get down to business.

I think we have the perfect gift for all you last-minute shoppers. It always fits, I have yet to meet someone that won’t wear one, and you really just can’t have too many. What is it? A scarf, of course. A beautiful, handmade, can’t-find-it-everywhere-else cashmere scarf.

We all remember the “pashmina” trend. They were everywhere and available at every price. It led to the mass production of cashmere scarves.

This factory production resulted in three brothers, Muzaffar, Mubashir, and Muzakir, creating a line called Andraab that we just brought to The Shoe Hive. They wanted to preserve the heritage and bring back the time-honored tradition of weaving and embroidery that is unique to Kashmir, India.

Each piece is created by hand from start to finish, using the finest cashmere fibers. It can take as little as three weeks or as long as six months for them to produce a single scarf. They take this craft seriously. The result is a lightweight, luxuriously soft and warm product that will last for many years to come.

We have the most beautiful selection of vibrant colors and textures. There is no possible way anyone on your list has this scarf already in their closet – but all of them will be glad to have it.


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I spent the first part of my career as a copy-writer who helped elected officials brag about their support for entrepreneurs. Then I decided to get off the printed page and do it myself. The Shoe Hive made a splash on the fashion scene in Washington, and was named the region’s best shoe store in its first year. Fourteen years later, I have tripled the store’s size and also opened a sister store, The Hive. At The Hive, we offer clothing lines that are sophisticated and approachable like Rag & Bone, Tibi, Raquel Allegra, Ulla Johnson and Veronica Beard. We have tried to fill our racks with clothing you will want to wear all the time, elevated basics that are worth the investment.

Heard the buzz? The Shoe Hive & The Hive are a pair of luxury boutiques in Old Town Alexandria. Featuring both big name designers like Rag & Bone and Stuart Weitzman and smaller brands like AGL and L'Agence, our unique selection and impeccable service are what set us apart.


The Shoe Hive                         The Hive
127 S. Fairfax Street               301 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
              Alexandria, VA 22314

703.548.7105                          703.548.7110

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